Today’s featured entrepreneur is no stranger to hard work, helping others, or reaching and setting goals. Arian Simone serves as the Publisher and Editorial Director of “Fearless” magazine, a new periodical which targets 18-35 year old women who love urban culture. Arian believes that the word fearless describes our current generation. She states, “We’re overcoming our fears and reaching our goals. The name also comes from 2 Timothy 1:7.” “Fearless” started in digital and print form in the Fall of 2010. Superstar LaLa Vazquez graced the cover of the Winter 2010 issue. The upcoming “Love” issue for Spring 2011 will be on newsstands in March and can be purchased at Barnes and Noble and Borders bookstores nationwide. For those of you who are a part of the digital age, the on-line edition can be purchased at www.zinio.com
. When asked who her dream interview would be, Arian pointed out she doesn’t do the interviewing, but “as an obvious choice I would love to have Barack and Michelle (Obama) featured.” She stated her “vision for ‘Fearless’ is to have a digital circulation in the hundred thousands. Everything is going digital. It’s my goal to ensure ‘Fearless’ continues to grow, and I want to ensure this magazine continues to be a part of this large, digital entity. I want to be part of a community that inspires and connects people who are living fearlessly.” In 10 years, Arian sees herself retired, enjoying her husband and family and helping her children fulfill their dreams. To catch select articles, readers can go to www.fearlessmag.com
“Fearless” magazine is our generation’s “Essence”. They offer style, beauty, advice, and all things related to being a young woman in the 21st century. Make sure to pick up the next copy on newsstands in March; I know I will! Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!
Today’s Black History Month fact:
The first Black magazine published was the “Negro Digest”, which was started in 1942 by John H. Johnson. Johnson would later create “Jet” and “Ebony” magazines. Similar to “Reader’s Digest”, the “Negro Digest” was aimed specifically to target positive influences in the Black community.